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5 Cool Ways to Spend Ramadan Nights in the UAE

Whether you have slow days during Ramadan or busy ones, we can all agree that cities in the UAE truly come alive at night through one-off events and activations. Below, check out five cool ways to spend your post-sunset time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Photo: Courtesy of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Enjoy free entry to the Louvre Abu Dhabi dome


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Besides its remarkable exhibitions and installations, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is also famed for its picturesque mesh-like dome, made out of eight layers of interwoven material. This Ramadan the museum is allowing free entry to the dome for all visitors from Tuesday to Thursday, 6.30pm to 1am, and Friday to Sunday, 8.30pm to 1am. What’s more, Salt Camp at Louvre Abu Dhabi has also extended its Japanese edition, ensuring its one-of-a-kind burgers and desserts are here to stay for Ramadan in the UAE.

Stargaze at Qasr Al Hosn


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The UAE capital’s historic landmark of Qasr Al Hosn is hosting a special event that can be experienced by entire families. Titled Midnight at the Fort, the event is taking place only on the weekend of March 23 and 24, where kids can expect engaging activities like storytelling, and games, as well as a stargazing session that is sure to be memorable. For the adults, there’s Ramadan at Al Hosn, a month-long celebration with a majlis, entertainment,  food and beverage vendors, and much more.

Have suhoor with Ferrari

This month, skip suhoor at restaurants for a unique experience at Ferrari World Island, the theme park’s first Ramadan event. From 9pm to 12am, the special suhoor buffet will be hosted at the Fanzone area, where guests can indulge in a delectable spread of traditional food while enjoying live entertainment including oud and qanoon music. Thrill-seekers can also hop on the family-favorite ride Bell’ Italia, which will be operational during suhoor hours.

Stay a little longer at Alserkal Avenue


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Dubai’s beloved cultural hotspot of Alserkal Avenue has introduced its new Ramadan experience titled Stay a Little Longer. From March 23 to 31, the venue will welcome guests for nine nights “filled with the values, culture, and traditions that inspire our communities.” Visitors can expect late-night screenings, poetry performances, a curated community library, food experiences, and much more.

Visit a Ramadan market 


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A trip to a Ramadan market in Dubai is a must when the city is bustling with exciting fairs. At Hai Ramadan taking place in Expo City, highlights include 20 outlets and food carts, handicrafts, and traditional garments, and a Dukan Yadoo aka “grandmother’s supermarket”. The Ramadan District near the Museum of the Future has also returned, as it once again brings together a host of food stalls, local and international brand activations, as well as henna and calligraphy art.

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